Organic gardening is relaxing, enjoyable and produces tasty results. Even the White House now has an organic garden. Read this article to find out what you need to do to get started. Follow our tips and reap the rewards.
Have a Plan
Prior to planting an organic garden, think through what you want to do and draw a plan. Use this to remind you where certain things were planted, later when they start sprouting. With a plan, you will also be less likely to lose track of small groups or individual plants within a large and ambitious organic garden.
Give Them What They Need
Plants will respond with maximum growth if they have the amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) they require. Typically, the higher the levels of carbon dioxide present in a plant’s environment, the better it will grow. Greenhouses provide the best levels of CO2 for plants. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
You are going to have to weed your organic garden! Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar is a weed killer! Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand or using chemical sprays.
Another successful, and green, answer to getting rid of weeds, boil them to death. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.
Seeds or Pots?
Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. When you grow a new garden, start the environmental way, from seeds. Seeds eliminate the waste of plastic containers from nurseries which rarely get recycled. There are some nurseries, however, that send their plants out in organic potting materials.
As you can see from the information provided in this article, organic gardening requires time and perseverance. Use what you’ve read here to create your own backyard oasis! Regardless of what you are growing in your organic garden, applying the tips and techniques provided in this article will surely help you achieve your goals.